„Any technology that does not appear magical is insufficiently advanced.“

—  Gregory Benford, libro Foundation's Fear

This is derived from the third of Arthur C. Clarke's three laws : "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." There are other variants which had inverted this including one known as Gehm's corollary http://www-users.cs.york.ac.uk/susan/cyc/l/law.htm, published several years earlier : "Any technology distinguishable from magic is insufficiently advanced." The earliest variant seems to be "Any sufficiently advanced magic is indistinguishable from technology." It has been called "Niven's Law" and attributed to Larry Niven by some, and to Terry Pratchett by others, but without any citation of an original source in either case — the earliest occurrence yet located is an anonymous one in Keystone Folklore (1984) by the Pennsylvania Folklore Society.
Foundation's Fear (1997)

Gregory Benford Foto
Gregory Benford
escritor de ciencia ficción y astrofísico 1941

Citas similares

Daniel Alan Vallero Foto
Rick Riordan Foto
Nikki Sixx Foto

„Just let it happen and, I promise you, all that is magic will appear.“

—  Nikki Sixx, This Is Gonna Hurt: Music, Photography, And Life Through The Distorted Lens Of Nikki Sixx

Fuente: This Is Gonna Hurt: Music, Photography, And Life Through The Distorted Lens Of Nikki Sixx

Charles Dickens Foto
William Grey Walter Foto
Karel Appel Foto
Marshall McLuhan Foto

„The world of the Greeks illustrates why visual appearances cannot interest people before the interiorization of alphabetic technology.“

—  Marshall McLuhan Canadian educator, philosopher, and scholar-- a professor of English literature, a literary critic, and a communicat... 1911 - 1980

p. 61
1960s, The Gutenberg Galaxy (1962)

L. Ron Hubbard Foto

„The practice of declaring people FAIR GAME will cease. FAIR GAME may not appear on any Ethics Order. It causes bad public relations.
This P/L does not cancel any policy on the treatment or handling of an SP.“

—  L. Ron Hubbard American science fiction author, philosopher, cult leader, and the founder of the Church of Scientology 1911 - 1986

"Cancellation of Fair Game" (21 October 1968).
Scientology Policy Letters

William James Foto

„Consciousness, then, does not appear to itself chopped up in bits“

—  William James American philosopher, psychologist, and pragmatist 1842 - 1910

Ch. 9
1890s, The Principles of Psychology (1890)
Contexto: Consciousness, then, does not appear to itself chopped up in bits … A 'river' or a 'stream' are the metaphors by which it is most naturally described. In talking of it hereafter, let us call it the stream of thought, of consciousness, or of subjective life.

David Brin Foto
Austin Bradford Hill Foto

„Journalism is writing that first appears in any periodic journal.“

—  William Zinsser writer, editor, journalist, literary critic, professor 1922 - 2015

Chapter 9, Nonfiction as Literature, p. 61.
On Writing Well (Fifth Edition, orig. pub. 1976)

John Angell James Foto
Adi Shankara Foto
James P. Cannon Foto
Sarah Dessen Foto
Papa Francesco Foto

„… exclude the need for appearances: what counts is not appearances; the value of life does not depend on the approval of others or on success, but on what we have inside us.“

—  Papa Francesco 266th Pope of the Catholic Church 1936

As quoted in "Imposition of the Ashes - Homily of pope Francis" at www.vatican.va (5 March 2014) http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/francesco/homilies/2014/documents/papa-francesco_20140305_omelia-ceneri_en.html
2010s, 2014

„Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Etiam egestas wisi a erat. Morbi imperdiet, mauris ac auctor dictum.“